May 14, 2013

Introducing Josie Newman - MCCO's New Policy Research Intern

We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to Josie Newman, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Policy Research Intern.  Josie will be working with us for the summer conducting extensive research on the availability (or lack thereof) of extended health benefits in Ontario, including oral health, PharmaCare and vision care for people living on low incomes in Ontario.

Josie is a Master of Theological Studies student at Wycliffe College and is majoring in international development.  She has a special interest in community development and facilitating increased well-being for people who are marginalized in Ontario and beyond.

One of the major questions she will be asking is how Ontario stacks up to other provinces and Countries when it comes to extended health benefits—are we better than average?  Are we below average?  I bet you can’t wait to find out!

We are also interested in exposing the difference in coverage and ability to pay for people who have extended benefits through their work place and those who don’t.

Josie will be posting (semi) regular updates of her findings here on our blog, along with links to all of the information so you can gather more details if you wish.

Josie, we look forward to reading all about your findings in the coming months!  Good luck!


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